HOTCHACHA: Rifle, I Knew You When You Were Just a Pistol: CD

The press stuff says these kids have been together all of a year, but it was apparently a year well spent, judging from the songs here. Four tunes, a supposed teaser for their upcoming album, and not a stinker in the lot. Heavy art/noise vibe with enough pop thrown into the mix to keep things catchy, a little Sonic Youth here, a little K Records feel there, and a lotta their own vibe over the other parts. Really good stuff.

 –jimmy (Exit Stencil)